In accepting the Akira Kurosawa lifetime achievement nod at the Tokyo Film Festival, helmer Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov recalled his elation when an idea he had suggested to Kurosawa popped up in…
"Tulpan," Sergey Dvortsevoy's drama of a young shepherd's attempts to woo and win a bride on the Kazakh steppes, took the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix, the highest prize awarded at the 21st Tokyo Film…
John Woo's period epic "Red Cliff" was a box office hit in China, but now the question is whether the two-parter can recoup in its Japanese release.
The Asian Producers Network presented its APN award to Kenichi Matsuyama, star of the three hit "Death Note" pics and comic-based smash "Detroit Metal City," on Wednesday at Tokyo's Grand Prince…
The Intl. Drama Festival, which runs Wednesday to Friday in association with the Tokyo Film Festival, has announced the winners of its first competition for TV shows.
In a decidedly gloomy sign for the biz, Sony has slashed its profit and sales forecasts for fiscal 2008 for the second time in as many quarters.
Leading distrib and exhib Toho has upped estimates for its midterm and 2008 fiscal year from figures announced on Sept. 30.
GyaO Next, the broadband TV service operated by media conglom Usen, started webcasting Fox On-Demand, a new service offering dramas from the Fox Channel, on Wednesday.
The Japan Film Commission, an umbrella org for the 100-plus film commissions spread across the country, will launch in April, it was announced at the Japan Location Seminar on Wednesday in Tokyo.
The smash hit mystery "Yogisha X no kenshin" (Suspect X) topped the Japanese weekend box office for the third weekend Oct. 18-19.
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.1M Cumulative:$56.2M Warner Brothers -26.61%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$39.6M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -15.75%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$56.9M Universal Pictures -21.36%